LWML devotionals and Bible studies
Day By Day — Growing in the Lord — Devotion
I want to be a fireman when I grow up. I want to be a doctor or a nurse — a teacher — an astronaut — a police officer — a banker — and the list goes on and on. Children are always excited about what they can be and do when they are grown or mature. For them, the sky is the limit! How sad that, as adults, we often forget the excitement of growing and changing.
This can be true of Christians also. Some believe that once we have been confirmed and attend church regularly, we are all grown-up, mature in our faith. A devout Christian lady who was a strong prayer warrior was often heard praying that God would “grow her.” A friend asked her one day why she always prayed that way. She replied, “One can never stop praying for the Lord to grow us in knowledge, faith, and trust.”
Day By Day — Growing in the Lord is a devotion by Judy Gordon, originally published by LWML.
This devotion is also available as a free downloadable PDF at www.lwml.org/posts/devotion/day-by-day-growing-in-the-lord
Rock of Safety
Devotion on Comfort and Hope, Psalm 71:1–3.
In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress (Psalm 71:1–3).
When we ask for a rock of safety, we are asking God to protect us, to give us a special place we can go where we will not be afraid.
Rock of Safety by Beverly Rasmussen, Scottsdale, Arizona
Copyright © 2007, revised 2022, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. All rights reserved.
Devotion on Relationship with God, Trust, Psalm 91:1–2. 2 pages.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust”
There is an even greater need for shelter and protection than physical shelter. It is the protection of our faith in our redeeming Lord and Savior. Our world is full of evil and sin, which is attacking us every day on every side seeking to lure us away from God.
Perfect Protection by Dottie Sincebaugh, Fargo, North Dakota
Copyright © 2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. All rights reserved.
I Am He... You are Right
I am He … You are Right
Copyright © 1991 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. All rights reserved.
New Growth — Again
New Growth – Again by Nancy Kohrs, Lake City, Minnesota
Copyright © 2015, revised 2022, Lutheran Women's Missionary League. All rights reserved.
Building Materials by Mary Lou Nash, Murphy, North Carolina
Published by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 2007